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Old 04-23-2019
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Hey people,

I just want to give you some feedback. I used this forum extensively for step1/2/3. It helped me a lot. I matched at one of the top surgical programs in the US in a categorical position.
Things that helped me most:

I did prior research at the hospital here and met with attendings and the chairman

I did a elective here during medical school

I built rapport with many attendings I met on my way, those were my letter writers.

Obviously scores are important, but if you know people, often scores aren’t that important anymore. (239/252/219/pass)

Interview: i can’t stress enough on this one, it’s very very important. If you have a good personality and are easy to talk to this is in your favor. It’s important to show the other person your excitement about surgery. I often spoke a few minutes about that and then I could guide the interviewer anywhere I wanted to with the correct hints. I am all about stocks and often made a referral to surgery. And we started chatting about stock market. FYI this is also how I paid for part of my board exams... I know it’s an expensive journey but worth it.

Give it a try:
https://share.robinhood.com/christk4926

If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask me or private pm!

All the best

Curacao
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What was your year of graduation and from which country did u graduate?
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How many months of USCE is important for the application?
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